You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
Interest works night and day in fair weather and in foul. It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth.
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.
In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.